Riad Chbanate

179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira, 44000, Morocco
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by loxley108


We are having our honeymoon in Morroco in March. A week in Marakesh and then a week in Essaouira. Looking forward to it and we want to make the most of our trip.

Can anyone recommend any good day trips from either place?

We are staying at the Riad Dar Loulema - does anyone have an experience of this riad?

Thanks for your help - much appreciated!


RE: Essaouira info

by aryaz

welll happy honeymoon!!

i think a week in Marrakesh and a week in Essaouira its so fantastic but there are many other places to see.so i suggest to orgnize a trip including the best places in morocco i mean make a wonderful tour thats will be better,as i said there are many good places for honemoon like the desert where is the calm and an other feelings of life...

i am now in spain and i am planning to go back to morocco in april I know a cute tour maker there he is a crazy man you will have funn with him,if you are intersting you can email him: merztours@yahoo.fr he will helps you

Travel Tips for Essaouira

A crowd on board


On board of each boat, there is quite a crowd. Fishermen jump from one boat to another, guys jump from the quay into the boats, etc... They are talking, laughing, smoking. But we still do not see much fish !

Thuya wood


The most typical articraft of Essaouira, is carved thuya. Everywhere in the medina, you will find various objects in thuya wood. It has a very distinctive aspect and a scent of its own that will last for years. Anyway, you have better buy them in the Vilarmar articraft complex in Salé where they will be less expensive !

Sea food also

by JLBG about Chez Sam

There is another seafood restaurant on the port, ''chez Sam''. We have not been able neither to check it, for the same reason ! But if we have the opportunity to go back soon to Essaouira, we will certainly try it.

Skala du Port and fishmarkets

by angiebabe

The fortifications of the old city are a mixture of Portuguese, French and Berber military architecture and their massiveness gives a mystique of power to the town.
Skala means sea bastion and Essaouira has two, built to protect the town ie the Skala de la Ville in the northwest and the Skala du Port in the south leading down to the harbour and docks.
The Skala du Port has battlements with cannons and two towers with picturesque views over the town centre, the fishing port and the Ile de Mogador.

From the 18th century 40 per cent of Atlantic sea traffic passed through Essaouira and being the destination of caravans from sub-Saharan Africa bringing goods for export to Europe it became known as the Port of Timbuktu! It also was once one of Morocco's largest sardine ports and still provides a living for 500-600 families. It still though has its traditional shipyard where you can see wooden boats being built, nets being fixed and fishing boats unloading their catch - from here you can see the fish being sizzled on outdoor grills or being auctioned between 3 and 5pm in the market hall just outside the port gates.

Grilled fish


Between the ''Porte de la Marine'' and the Kasbah, a dozen of booth are installed. They have all sorts of fresh fish and can grill them for you from 11 till 6PM.

You can also get freshly pressed orange juice, prepared for you. Delicious and refreshing !


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Address: 179 rue Chbanate, Essaouira, 44000, Morocco